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Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

Discover Paris in the spring, Caen in Normandy and its marvellous markets plus Yvoire, a picturesque village on the edge of Lake Geneva in Haute-Savoie. Explore Saint-Omer, a historic city in the far north that's full of secrets and treasures, and Evian, where Frankenstein's monster stayed! Head with us to Metz in Lorraine to find out about its incredible past, La Couvertoirade, one of the prettiest villages in France, and the UNESCO heritage of Avignon. Guides, gorgeous photos, what's new in France, the best tours and delicious recipes from the legendary Le Nôtre bakery in Paris - and more.

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Basilica of Sacré-Coeur at sunset

the pleasure boats float on the Seine beneath

the bridges and alongside famous landmarks,

the Eiffel Tower, the Conciergerie, the Musée

d’Orsée.

When the spring rain falls, people say, oh but

the chestnut trees smell better in the rain. The

sun rises a little earlier each morning, twilight

arrives a little later each night and the sunsets

glow every shade of rosiness from pale salmon

to burned-orange, turning the Basilica of

Sacre-Coeur from pure white to blush pink.

At the flower market in the shadow of the

great Cathedral of Notre-Dame, old ladies

wander through the Belle Epoque kiosks

choosing pots of flowers to decorate their

windowsills and balconies with daffodils, lily

of the valley, miniature roses and geraniums.

The sellers at the market rediscover their

dormant joie de vivre, their fingers no longer

turning purple-blue with the cold, and in rue

Mouffetard, the fruit sellers lay out bunches

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